Bora and Elliot’s wedding day took place at the ever so gorgeous Grand Island Mansion which is located just outside of the California Delta town of Walnut Grove. Right after the couple had eaten their dinner the sun was setting and I wanted to take them back outside for about fifteen minutes before all the reception events started for the night. Bora and Elliot were dressed so eloquently on their wedding day, which matched the style of the front of the mansion’s huge pillars. The photo worked out prefect with the sun setting at their backs and with the giant white mansion walls acting as a huge reflector to add some light to their bodies. Most of the time I set up my couples in simple poses and let them do the rest with their facial and body reactions to let the pictures come to life. I placed the two of them right between the two huge pillars and had Bora cuddle onto Elliot’s arm. I walked around to a couple of spots taking photos of the two of them in this same pose and then found this perfect angle for the rest of the photos. The pillars acted as a frame and added depth to the photo at that same time. I just love this simple relaxed pose and the genuine smiles on their faces.
The Grand Island Mansion is the crown jewel of wedding venues in the California Delta located near the charming town of Walnut Grove. Honestly I think it’s one of the best wedding locations in all of the greater Sacramento area if you’re looking for a more of an elegant or formal wedding location. You can not beat this location when it comes to the wow factor of the grounds and everything on the property. The front pillars to the mansion are just massive and one of the many features of this wedding venue.
On your wedding day brides and grooms can get ready in some of the many rooms at the mansion. Most all wedding ceremonies take place on the front lawn. There are two locations, one on the far right side and one on the far left side of the mansion’s front lawn. If the weather doesn’t cooperate on your big day the wedding ceremony can be held indoor or in the back wedding reception tent. If you’re having a larger wedding your reception will take place in an eloquent reception tent behind the mansion. While smaller events have the option to have their dinner and dancing located inside the mansion. With the dinner taking place on the main floor and the dancing being held downstairs. This venue is that it can host ceremonies, receptions and events all year long unlike other locations in the great Sacramento area and Delta region.The mansion and it’s property is a photographers playground with such massive grounds and a house to photograph inside and out. There’s the front of the mansion with it’s pillars, steps, fountains and tall cypress trees. Across the road are breathtaking views of the California Delta water ways and the Steamboat Slough. Behind the mansion are more fountains, a pool, tennis courts and a private pear orchard that’s a great back drop for pictures. Inside the mansion photo opportunities bound vintage decorated rooms, hallways amazing lounge areas. This is always a plus during summer weddings to go inside and cool off. If you’re a bride and groom looking for one of the premier wedding destinations in the Sacramento then look no further than the Grand Island Mansion in Walnut Grove California.
My list of the top three reasons you should host your wedding festivities at Grand Island Mansion.
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